Older ebooks to the 2016 format

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MikeAtBookup
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Re: Older ebooks to the 2016 format

Postby MikeAtBookup » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:51 pm

There isn't a batch method of converting legacy ebooks to the 2016 format.

You have to open the ebooks sometime. ;) Whenever you first open them in the 2016 version it will lead you through the conversion.
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Re: Older ebooks to the 2016 format

Postby FreeRepublic » Fri May 24, 2019 2:24 pm

I'm in the process of converting a large COW Express file (2018 games) to COW Pro. It takes a long time and my computer gets hot. I ran into some luck as my computer eventually goes to sleep and cools off. When I wake my computer, new positions are loaded until the next break. I'm glad the conversion process picks up where it left off. Sounds like good programming.

During the conversion, a "Stop" button is displayed. Does this literally Stop the conversion? Or does it merely pause the conversion? A pause/resume option would be a good thing to have.

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Re: Older ebooks to the 2016 format

Postby FreeRepublic » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:43 pm

I hope B-Savage was able to resolve his problems.

I have now converted some 50 COW Express ebooks to the new COW Pro format. The largest was 3.5 gigs. The process works without a hitch for me.

I'll provide some details for anyone who has the same memory constraints as I have. I have two ASUS laptops that run on solid-state memory. My first one was running out of memory. My new one is gloriously unconstrained. As it takes a while to convert large e-books, I use the older computer, leaving the new one free for other purposes. I bought a PMCIA card for the older ASUS. It does a great job of increasing memory. It's fast, cheap, and is smaller than a thumb drive. I tried converting directly - 12 old files to one new one, all residing on the PMCIA card. That only worked half the time. So I keep some free space on the computer and do the conversion there. Permanent storage is on on the PMCIA card. I then use a thumb drive to move updated files to my newer laptop.

There is a "stop" button visible during file conversion. Is that truly a stop? Or is it more of a pause/resume button?


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